Think Titanfall lacks variety? It's getting new game modes

Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella says players can expect new modes for the multiplayer shooter sometime in the future.

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Think Titanfall lacks variety? If you do, you'll probably be happy to learn developer Respawn Entertainment is planning to add new game modes to the mix sometime in the future.

Asked on Twitter if Respawn is planning to introduce new modes for the multiplayer shooter sometime in the future, cofounder Vince Zampella plainly stated: "Yes."

Unfortunately, he didn't say more so that's all we have to go on right now. Titanfall is getting three waves of expansion packs, though what these add-ons will contain is a mystery.

Respawn's new game has five modes right now: Attrition, Last Titan Standing, Hardpoint Domination, Capture the Flag, and Pilot Hunter.

Titanfall is available today for Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version will launch April 8. If you're looking for the special Xbox One Titanfall bundle, Wal-Mart is currently offering it for $450, or $50 below its normal selling price.

And according to our sources, Titanfall won't be the end of the series. Electronic Arts has secured the rights for Titanfall 2, a source told us this week, and the game is not expected to be exclusive to Microsoft platforms.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

220 comments
sidzero
sidzero

Unless one of those game modes is a single player campaign, I personally don't care. Oh, who am I kidding, I won't care about this game even if they did add a single player mode.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

Would Luv to see a single player campaign added....

Earthen80
Earthen80

DLC incoming. They've already got the new titans and game modes done. They just didn't put them in the final game so that they can sell it to you as DLC. I love multiplayer FPS!

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I would like to see more multiplayer campaign platform levels. I love the game overall. A few more weapons would be nice as well. I plan on seeing if I can max out everything. Can't wait for the new add ons!

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

I don't want an Xbone, I don't want an Xbone, I don't want an Xbone...

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Titanfall news just keeps getting better! Glad they nerfed the pistol a bit. Now they just need to make the grunts deadlier with some kind of player input. It'd be cool to use grunts as some sort of score streak that bypasses a Titan and gives you up to 4 grunts that's kills go towards the players score. The more they kill, the tougher they get with score multipliers...just sayin

Talavaj
Talavaj

Sure there will be, in future $20 DLCs.

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

It's obvious that this game was unfinished and Microsoft released it early because of it's lack of sales compared to the ps4. The sad thing here is that ppl will still defend this game which will then lead to the industry to make more unfinished garbage games while still charging the consumer full price

noandno
noandno

And still no offline mode

sorepti0n
sorepti0n

This game is a pile of hot garbage

onefai
onefai

I actually like Titanfall. I am not a serious FPS player. I just want to play a mission every night before I go to bed. It works perfectly.

With a price of over 50 dollars, I do expect some single player mission. At least make the DLC free.

silversix_
silversix_

"think"? I don't think it lacks shit, it lack EVERYTHING. Next they will be charging money for a normal 3h campaign because it didn't have any. This game and Ground Zeros is what should die in fire

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

If they're not free then they're not for me... 

adub424
adub424

I still haven't explored all the Titan/Pilot load outs yet. Just your pilot ability makes for a huge amount of variety.

LtReviews
LtReviews

I actually dislike a game having too many game modes.


It ends up being variety for the sake of variety- without concern for how these modes benefit the game mechanics.


It's like having a pure Free-for-all Deathmatch mode in Team Fortress or Battlefield. A lot of other games are becoming morbidly-obese with game modes. They just add whatever they can think of.


I think games like Halo and CoD get away with this, because the gameplay itself isn't very focused, so you can just make up whatever rules and get a game mode.


But you can't do that with Titanfall. The game revolves around Parkour, Titans, and a cat-and-mouse game between taking out bots and looking out for Pilots. It's very difficult to just add in a game mode that changes the rules but keeps these important mechanics intact.


The simple solution:


STOP judging a game just by counting how many game modes there are. It's an absolutely useless metric to say one game has 5 modes, while the other has 20- it's about how fun the modes themselves are. Quality over quantity.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

more than new game modes, i want the option to pick what maps i wanna play >.>

danromname
danromname

@Earthen80  Considering they don't have new titans coming in the dlc and the new game modes are free, your a dumbass and haven't researched shit. 

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@Gravity_Slave  There's already a burn card that gives you points for nearby grunt kills. The grunts are supposed to be cannon fodder. They aren't supposed to be tough. They're there so the average to bad player has something they can kill and feel good about themselves.

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@Talavaj  You get all three DLC for $20 if you bought the deluxe edition with the season pass. The season pass is $30 on it's own. That means each DLC pack is $10 with the season pass.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

That isn't the case at all. Try reading more than just the headline of an article

danromname
danromname

@Metallicwolf29  yeah man they rushed to finish it even though it was originally suppose to be out with release of xbox one.....

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@Metallicwolf29  I own a PS4 and don't intend to buy an Xbox One so I got this game on PC. It's the most polished multiplayer game I've ever experienced at launch. There were some problems connecting to the servers right at midnight at launch but Respawn patched out that problem 20-30 minutes later. Which is damn good support. Aside from a few glitches other people have apparently encountered the only problems the game has had that people have complained about is all on the PC end and not the games fault or people complaining about features that are working as they're supposed to.


Seriously. Stop reading other people's complaints on the internet without actually having played the game and repeat them as though you know everything about the game. It just shows how ignorant you are.

TheDane87
TheDane87

@Metallicwolf29  Maybe you know something I don't, but how is it unfinished? I have played it every day since it released, have yet to find something unfinished!

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

@onefai  They mentioned the First DLC will be Free. Thank Goodness for that!

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

@silversix_  Why don't people complain about Bioshock Infinite not having multiplayer, if COD and BF didn't have a campaign most people wouldn't care. The game is worth $60 and you can have way more than 3 hours of fun.

ZeroPhoenix44
ZeroPhoenix44

@LtReviews Variety isn't a bad thing when done well. If respawn can make these new game modes fun to play then there isn't really a problem.

mastershowtime
mastershowtime

I really like what you said. In most online multiplayer FPS I only play about 3 modes, so game modes really isn't the problem here. My issue with the game is the lack of creative weapons, 6 vs 6, the bots and that stupid kick. I think if they tried to be more creative and not just give us the same guns you can find in any FPS the game would have kept my interest. I did like the smart pistol though.

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

@danromname Not really. I think I am done with consoles now. Nothing against them, I just have migrated away.

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

@lonewolf315 I want a better PC before I can play it. That will be a year away, sadly.

FkzAz
FkzAz

@Gravity_Slave  so i read everything, and didn't see where it says it wold be free...


I clicked on Expansions...and there you go..Season Pass.


It's EA...so we know better.

Boogy32
Boogy32

@Gravity_Slave  Talavaj is contributing to the hate, without bothering with the details. Shameful display.

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@xXxIRyanxXx @silversix_  I've sunk 30 hours into the game so far and intend to sink more once I've beaten InFamous, South Park, and dumped some more time into Diablo 3 in the coming weeks with Reaper of Souls. It's easily the most fun I've had in a multiplayer shooter in years. When I shoot things my bullets count. That's something Call of Duty can't say and Battlefield 4 can't say.

mayteelp123
mayteelp123

@xXxIRyanxXx @silversix_  You sir are absolutely correct. Titanfall might not be perfect but its is definetely worth the money. And silversix, stop being a ps4 fanboy its annoying.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

@mastershowtime  You must get kicked alot. I understand though. But it sure if fun to jump kick people. lol

danromname
danromname

@FkzAz @Gravity_Slave  The DLC will only be maps and they have said there will be no new titans because how hard it is to balance them, they have already said there will be free dlc which will include game modes, private matches, things they didn't add with release.

Boogy32
Boogy32

@HyperXT @TheDane87 @Metallicwolf29  There's no single player campaign in League of Legends either. Nor is there a single player campaign in Dota2. The "No single player campaign", is a lazy argument.

In my opinion, they should have left it out altogether. They are multiplayer only games.